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  • NASA's Juno probe gets its first close look at Jupiter

    Soaring about 2,600 miles (4,200 kilometers) above the planet's clouds, NASA's Juno space probe had its closest-ever look at Jupiter Saturday. The pass was the first of 36 planned orbital flybys, NASA said in a statement. Soaring at 130,000 miles per hour (208,000 kilometers per hour), it was the…

    Mashable
  • Dead Sea Transforms Deathly Dress Into Gorgeous Salt-Encrusted Jewel

    A gorgeous new exhibit reveals just how salty the Dead Sea is. Artist Sigalit Landau submerged a 1920s-style long, black dress in Israel's Dead Sea for two months in 2014. Landau has been inspired by the Dead Sea's unique environment for past artwork, including salt-crystal-encrusted lamps, a salty…

    LiveScience.com
  • Science just found a “ghost galaxy” and it sounds incredibly cool

    Scientists have found a “ghost galaxy” that is 99.99% made up of dark matter. It’s located inside of the Coma galaxy and has…

    Hello Giggles
  • Singapore confirms first case of locally transmitted Zika virus

    By Marius Zaharia SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore has confirmed its first case of a locally-transmitted Zika virus, which has been linked to microcephaly, a rare birth defect, in Brazil, the health ministry said. A 47-year-old Malaysian woman working in the city-state was confirmed with the virus,…

    Reuters
  • Alaskans live among bears _ both real and brightly colored

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's largest city is home to more than 300 grizzly and black bears — and now more than a dozen multicolored ones.

    Associated Press
  • Facebook Reduces Role of Human Editors in 'Trending Topics'

    Facebook is taking new steps to reduce the role of human judgment in its "Trending Topics" feature, which drew controversy earlier this year over claims the service was suppressing conservative views

    ABC News
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    Kayla Mueller Part 5: Kayla's Sacrifice Allows Sex Slave to Escape

    Even after being raped by ISIS leader, Kayla foregoes her chance to run to save others.

    ABC News Videos
  • Yellow fever vaccination drive in Congo's capital hits target

    A vaccination campaign against yellow fever in Congo's capital is almost complete, but the gains may be reversed by the looming rainy season and the spread of the disease to areas where people have not yet been vaccinated, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. Health officials began a…

    Reuters
  • Why Areas with More Men Have Higher Marriage Rates

    The research showed that counties in the U.S. with more men than women generally had higher rates of marriage, fewer births outside marriage and fewer single female heads of household — all of which are generally signs of greater family stability, according to the researchers. "There's this…

    LiveScience.com
  • No Man’s Sky travel diary: following the path

    No Man’s Sky is an almost impossibly huge game, an entire virtual universe filled with 18 quintillion planets, each one different from the next thanks to the powers of procedural generation. Instead of a typical review, I’m going to be writing regular dispatches from No Man’s Sky, giving a…

    The Verge
  • Timeline: Zika's origin and global spread

    The following timeline charts the origin and spread of the Zika virus from its discovery nearly 70 years ago:

    Reuters
  • Goodbye, Herring? Biotech Bait Gives Lobstermen Alternative

    Bait shortage for lobsters and crabs could be coming in the form of synthetic alternatives

    ABC News
  • AP EXPLAINS: Difference Between Shallow, Deep Earthquakes

    Italy's earthquake was much weaker than the one in Myanmar, but it did more damage

    ABC News
  • Once a jolly SwagBot: Ageing Aussie drovers go high-tech

    Mustering cattle across rugged terrain and wide open spaces, Australia's newest drover is a far cry from a man with a big hat, a horse and fancy boots. Australia is the world's third largest cattle exporter but with the age of producers creeping higher, and cattle stations averaging about 400,000…

    Reuters
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    Kayla Mueller Part 6: ISIS Says Kayla Is Killed in Bombing

    Muellers say President Obama gave sincere apology, said he'd donate to foundation for Kayla.

    ABC News Videos
  • Deaths from Fentanyl, Drug That Killed Prince, Rise Sharply

    Overdose deaths from the opioid painkiller fentanyl — the same drug that killed singer-songwriter Prince in April — have increased sharply in a number of U.S. states, according to a new report. From 2013 to 2014, eight U.S. states — Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, Florida, Kentucky,…

    LiveScience.com
  • Indonesia steps up fire response as haze blankets Singapore

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Six Indonesian provinces have declared states of emergency as forest fires blanketed a swath of Southeast Asia in a smoky haze.

    Associated Press